Algebra

Which of the following describes a correct method for solving the equation below? -7/2n + 5 = -16
1. add 5 to both sides, then divide both sides by 2/7
2. subtract 5 from both sides, then multiply both sides by -7/2
3. add -5 to both sides, then multiply both sides by -2/7
4. subtract 5 from both sides, then add 7/2 to both sides

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  1. Since you want to get rid of 5 on both sides, you can't add 5 to both sides.

    So -- is it 2 or 4?

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  2. No. Actually none of these answers is correct. Please check for typos.

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  3. There's no typos or no other possible answers...

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  4. It could be 1 IF it were -5.

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  5. I had this question too, just chose whatever is close to being right, which is 2.

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  6. 2 is not right.

    Ask your teacher to clarify this problem.

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  7. typos were made

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